Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Chateau Cabrieres Cuvee Prestige Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2007 Rhone Valley

From the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation of the Rhone Valley, France, made from a blend of 50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre and 10% Cinsault. Deep ruby in color, on the nose red cherries, leather and funk, and animal notes. Dry with medium acidity and tannins and supported by flavors of red fruits, pepper and sour cherry. Nice finish of tea and leather that lasts a good while. Retails for about $35-40.

This wine was part of a tasting at my Level ll Intermediate Certificate WSET class in Wine & Spirits this weekend at the International Wine Center.

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